Interview with Lucia // Au Pair Experience

Lucia is twenty-five years old and decided to move to England as an au pair after she was in a car accident that caused her to be bedridden for a couple of weeks. She decided that she wanted to experience…

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On Holiday in North Yorkshire

“Cold and damp, that’s how the southerners see the North.” – Game of Thrones Cold and damp. That’s the best way to describe how I felt camping in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. During the day, the weather was great, but temperatures…

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7 Tips for Living with a Host Family

It can be challenging to live with a family that you’re not related to. Every family has its quirks, and you have to get used to those. So, here are eight tips that will help you survive while living with a…

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Camping in Penzance

When I first told people I was going to go camping, they all looked at me in complete shock. And I get why. I’ve never really been one for sleeping in a tent. I did it a couple of times…

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Challenges New Au Pairs Face

Being an au pair is pretty amazing but, like any job, it has its ups and downs. These are some of the challenges au pairs face when they first start doing this job. Adjusting to a new environment When you…

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Gift Ideas for Your New Host Family

Last year around this time, I was already getting stuff together for my Au Pair year (even though I didn’t actually move to England until the end of August). Part of that was finding suitable gifts for my host family.…

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Monthly Update – July 2018

I can’t believe we’re already at the end of July. This month has gone by so fast! The first week of July, I was still with the host family in England. On Saturday morning, I said goodbye to them and…

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What To Ask Potential Families In An Interview

The dreaded Skype-call. Every au pair has to do it. And I can still remember how nervous I was for all of them. I’m already awkward enough on the phone with people I know. How was I going to sell…

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